Have You Gotten Your 2019 Summer Camp Guide?—Great Parenting and Advice Articles


Where to Celebrate Easter in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Easter in the New York Area

From egg hunts to parades, holiday crafts and special religious services, find Easter activities near and around you in the New York area, including New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and Rockland County.

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How to Become a Zero-Waste Household

How to Become a Zero-Waste Household

Zero-waste living has become a lifestyle movement. There are now hundreds of books, blogs, and videos about it, and even a number of zero-waste stores opening in New York City. For a beginner, becoming a zero-waste household looks time consuming an...

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The American Museum of Natural History's New T. Rex Exhibit Opens Monday

The American Museum of Natural History's New T. Rex Exhibit Opens Monday

T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator is The American Museum of Natural History’s newest exhibit and it opens to the public on Monday, March 11. The exhibit presents the feared and revered dinosaur in a way the American Museum of Natural History never has ...

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New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

Moms on-the-go looking for a comfortable travel experience will find privacy and support in Port Authority’s 28 upgraded nursing suites, newly available at Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy and New York Stewart airports. These pods, which are larger,...

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NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent Receive 9 Awards at Annual Parenting Media Association Conference

NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent Receive 9 Awards at Annual Parenting Media Association Conference

On March 1, Parenting Media Association presented NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent, a division of Davler Media Group, with nine excellence awards at its 2018 Design and Editorial Awards reception, held in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Holocaust Survivor Visits Baldwin Middle School to Give Important Lesson

Holocaust Survivor Visits Baldwin Middle School to Give Important Lesson

Werner Reich, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, visited Baldwin Middle School to give the students a firsthand history lesson. Reich, of Smithtown, told stories of the horror he and his family experienced throughout the Holocaust. Reich's presentat...

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Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal Recalled Due to Undeclared Gluten

Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal Recalled Due to Undeclared Gluten

Nature's Path Envirokidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch, and Jungle Munch cereals with a best before date code of Aug. 24, 2019 and Sept. 21, 21 have been recalled from Trader Joe's due to the potential of undeclared gluten, according to Trader Joes. ...

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Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Campers Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Campers Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

On Feb. 5, Fisher-Price recalled the children's Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers with model number FRC29 due to a potential for injury, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. 17 reports have been made indicating that the wheels co...

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New Study Says Children Are Using an Unhealthy Amount of Toothpaste

New Study Says Children Are Using an Unhealthy Amount of Toothpaste

Many children are not using the right amount of toothpaste when they brush their teeth, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 40 percent of children ages 3-6 use more toothpaste than the amount recommended b...

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8 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score in One Year

8 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score in One Year

Your credit score affects more aspects of your life than you might think, from seeking out a loan to putting a down payment on a house and even the job hunt. Unless you’ve been diligently saving for as long as you can remember, came into an inherit...

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SUNY Optometry and SightGlass Vision are Seeking Nearsighted Children for a Clinic Trial

SUNY Optometry and SightGlass Vision are Seeking Nearsighted Children for a Clinic Trial

SUNY Optometry and SightGlass Vision, Inc. is seeking children ages 6 to 9 years old for a clinical trial involving FDA approval of glasses designed to correct myopia, or nearsightedness, and to reduce the rate of myopic progression in children of ...

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Fresh Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums Recalled from Aldi and Walmart Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Fresh Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums Recalled from Aldi and Walmart Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Peaches, nectarines, and plums sold at various Aldi and Walmarts in New York are being recalled due to a potential listeria contamination. Jac. Vandeburg, Inc. of Yonkers issued the recall last week because of the potential to affect 1,727 cartons ...

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16-year-old Influencer Carrie Berk Writes Celebrity 'Girls Against Bullying' PSA Video

16-year-old Influencer Carrie Berk Writes Celebrity 'Girls Against Bullying' PSA Video

16-year-old bestselling author, playwright, and influencer Carrie Berk created a video in partnership with The Kind Coalition in support of No Bully's efforts to teach kids to practice empathy and to become positive forces in the world to stop bull...

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Perdue Recalls Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Due to Contamination With Wood Particles

Perdue Recalls Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Due to Contamination With Wood Particles

Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets due to a possible wood particle contamination, according to Cooking Light. The nuggets have expirations dates well into the fall and the United States Department of Agricult...

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The LEARN Lab at NYU Wants Your Child to Participate in Research for a New Study

The LEARN Lab at NYU Wants Your Child to Participate in Research for a New Study

Do you wonder how your child’s mind works? The LEARN Lab, a research group at NYU, is studying children’s amazing abilities to learn language. They invite you and your child to visit us and participate in this study.

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American Girl Reveals 2019 Girl of the Year

American Girl Reveals 2019 Girl of the Year

Blaire Wilson, a spunky redhead with a passion for flavor, has recently made her debut as American Girl's 2019 Girl of the Year. Blaire uses her cooking talents as a chef-in-training to bring her family together and connect with people in person. H...

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FDA Approves New Vaccine That Protects Against Six Diseases

FDA Approves New Vaccine That Protects Against Six Diseases

The FDA approved a new vaccine that protects against six diseases, called Vaxilis. The new vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, and invasive disease due to haemophilus influenzae type B, according to ...

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5 Reasons It's Okay to Indulge in 'Lazy Parenting'

5 Reasons It's Okay to Indulge in 'Lazy Parenting'

Sometimes parenting can feel overwhelming, so one parent is here to say it’s okay to be a “lazy parent”. James Breakwell, author of “Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not-Quite Ruining Your Child,” shares five things you can do to slow ...

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Corded Window Blinds Banned for Child Safety

Corded Window Blinds Banned for Child Safety

There are many aspects of our homes that we have to consider baby-proofing for child safety: outlets, the stove, cleaning supplies, and perhaps less obviously, corded window blinds. Fortunately, they are no longer being sold by American stores or w...

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IKEA is Coming to the Upper East Side

IKEA is Coming to the Upper East Side

The rumors are true, IKEA U.S. announced on Monday that it will be opening its first city store on the Upper East Side! The new location is contributing to the company's commitment to bringing IKEA to urban areas. The "IKEA Planning Studio" is slat...

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Infant Ibuprofen from CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar Has Been Recalled

Infant Ibuprofen from CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar Has Been Recalled

A recall has been issued for over-the-counter infant ibuprofen sold by the retailers CVS, Family Dollar, and Walmart, according to Tris Pharma. The Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50mg per 1.25mL could potentially have concentrations of i...

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New Study Shows a Correlation Between Media Use and ADHD

New Study Shows a Correlation Between Media Use and ADHD

As if there wasn't enough to worry about when it comes to the media and your child's wellbeing, there's now another factor to take into consideration before leaving your child alone with the iPad. A recent study in the JAMA has linked Attention Def...

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First Words Project Launches Free Online Resources for Parents of Young Children

First Words Project Launches Free Online Resources for Parents of Young Children

Raising a young child is an exciting, and stressful, time for parents. From toddler-proofing your home to deciding if mommy-and-me classes are right for you, there’s no shortage of things to worry about. Luckily, First Words Project, a non-profit f...

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4 Ways Going to Royalton Bavaro in Punta Cana for a Family Vacation Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

4 Ways Going to Royalton Bavaro in Punta Cana for a Family Vacation Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

If you’re looking for a weekend escape to warmer weather or your family needs a week to relax at the beach, Royalton Bavaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, may be the family-friendly vacation spot you’re craving. The all-inclusive Caribbean reso...

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Can Your Baby's Teeth Predict Autism?

Can Your Baby's Teeth Predict Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an extremely common developmental disability with approximately one in 59 children being diagnosed. As with any special needs condition, early detection is essential. We already know that certain types of ovarian c...

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How Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Her Self-Esteem in the Digital Age

How Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Her Self-Esteem in the Digital Age

While there are a variety of positive effects of children using technology in their day-to-day lives, there is a negative side effect many parents may not think of: Technology can cause a lack of self-esteem in kids. Here are three easy things pare...

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Macy's Announced Lineup and What's New for the 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Announced Lineup and What's New for the 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s announced today the official lineup of the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, including musical guests, performance groups, the participating marching bands, the character balloons, floats, clowns, and more. The parade will be held ...

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How to Avoid Hackers and Cyberscams When Shopping Online

How to Avoid Hackers and Cyberscams When Shopping Online

When you're shopping online, especially for gifts on Cyber Monday when the deals are out of this world, it's important to know how to recognize cyberscams, phishing attempts, and more to keep your information safe—and get what you paid for. Experts...

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5 Ways to Get Tweens and Teens Politically Active

5 Ways to Get Tweens and Teens Politically Active

With the current political environment, it’s more important than ever to make sure your tweens and teens understand what’s going on nationally and globally—and that their voice matters in elections. Whether you take your children to marches or prot...

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Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz Partner to Launch ‘Mom Brain’ Parenting Podcast

Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz Partner to Launch ‘Mom Brain’ Parenting Podcast

Celebrity moms Daphne Oz and Hilaria Baldwin have partnered to host Mom Brain, a new podcast for moms that launched Oct. 8. Though it seems like there is already a podcast for everything, Oz and Baldwin found a niche they could fill with a podcast ...

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DMV Pilots New App to Cut Down on Underage Drinking

DMV Pilots New App to Cut Down on Underage Drinking

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is the first in the nation to test new technology to reduce instances of underage drinking in the state of New York, according to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The DMV will is "using state-of-...

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PBS Announces PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

PBS Announces PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

What's a parent to do when the temperature outside is hovering around freezing, but the kids have a solid case of cabin fever? This winter, PBS KIDS is giving families a reason to bundle up and leave the house—the number one educational media brand...

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Hope for Depression Research Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Campaign

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Campaign

Its so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season—to stress out about finding the "it" toy for your child or getting to the market before they sell out of fresh turkey. However, #GivingTuesday, a day created by New York City's ...

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5 Ways to Update Your Toddler Proofing Measures

5 Ways to Update Your Toddler Proofing Measures

When your little one starts walking and begins exploring in greater depth, you may start to wonder what the next step is for child proofing your living space. It’s a good question to ask yourself: “As you prepare your home for the toddler stage, ev...

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Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues Reboot Has a New Name and a New Host

Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues Reboot Has a New Name and a New Host

It’s official: Blue’s Clues is returning to Nickelodeon to delight a whole new generation of viewers. The original series will return as Blue’s Clues and You, and will be hosted by Broadway actor Joshua Dela Cruz.

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Child Identity Theft is on the Rise and Here's What You Need to Know

Child Identity Theft is on the Rise and Here's What You Need to Know

When a data breach strikes, you worry about the security of your private information, but what about that of your child? Despite the fact that most young children don’t yet have a financial footprint, thieves are targeting their identities at an al...

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Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

At school, things like clean drinking water should be a given. In NYC, though, officials from the Department of Education have yet to fully fix more 1,100 water fixtures found to have elevated levels of lead.

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32 Kids' Medications Have Been Recalled Due to 'Microbial Contamination'

32 Kids' Medications Have Been Recalled Due to 'Microbial Contamination'

King Bio, an FDA-registered homeopathic pharmaceutical company based in Asheville, North Carolina, is voluntarily recalling 32 children's medicines because of potential "microbial contamination," the company said in a statement.

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Nickelodeon to Celebrate 15th Annual Worldwide Day of Play

Nickelodeon to Celebrate 15th Annual Worldwide Day of Play

Go to any park, restaurant, or public space, and you’re all but guaranteed to see a child with their head buried in a smartphone or tablet. It’s a familiar scene, and one that’s inevitable in today’s technology-driven world. But Nickelodeon wants t...

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5 Rights Your Child Has in School That You Should Know About

5 Rights Your Child Has in School That You Should Know About

Federal and state laws protect the rights of students in school, yet many parents are unaware of their child’s legal protections as a student. As your child heads back to school this year, make sure you know his rights and entitlements to services....

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How Treating Your Coworkers Poorly Can Affect Your Children

How Treating Your Coworkers Poorly Can Affect Your Children

It’s easy to send off a passive aggressive email when a coworker misses a deadline or make an off-handed remark when another colleague is late for an important meeting. But beyond graciousness, there’s a reason to think before you speak or act: Whe...

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Bright Horizons Preschool Director to Discuss Benefits of Emergent Curriculum in Free Parenting Webinar

Bright Horizons Preschool Director to Discuss Benefits of Emergent Curriculum in Free Parenting Webinar

On Friday, Sept. 20, Ean Gensler, M.Ed., director of Bright Horizons at Hudson Yards, will lead a free online parenting seminar about emergent curriculum in early childhood education and how it benefits young children. The Momcast, called Teach Me ...

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New Report: THIS Is What We Lose Sleep Over

New Report: THIS Is What We Lose Sleep Over

A good night's rest is never a given when you're a parent. But—aside from crying babies or kids wanting water or another bedtime story—what actually causes us to lose sleep? A new report from Bankrate.com did a deep dive into the question, and came...

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IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

Children as young as 10 years old can now get an IDNYC card, a free identification card available to New York City residents. Through the program, which was introduced in 2015, New York City residents who apply receive a government-issued photo ide...

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Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

Karina G. Campos, Psy.D will be offering PEERS, an evidence-based social skills group, for teens ages 11-17 struggling to make and keep friends this September in Greenwich, CT. The PEERS curriculum is taught in a small group format using a variety ...

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Mattel Launches a Brand New Robotics Engineer Barbie

Mattel Launches a Brand New Robotics Engineer Barbie

Last week Mattel launched a brand new Barbie doll. Barbie’s latest career, a robotics engineer Barbie, is an effort to encourage girls’ participation in traditionally male-dominated STEM-based careers. The new doll adds to the list of more than 200...

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New Study Says Cellphones Are to Blame for Failing Grades

New Study Says Cellphones Are to Blame for Failing Grades

You know your kids are addicted to tech, but you might not know how harmful that dependency can be. A new study suggests that using electronic devices can lower students' grades.

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5 Things to Know About Raising Your Kid to be an Entrepreneur

5 Things to Know About Raising Your Kid to be an Entrepreneur

Does your son love to sell lemonade on the corner of your street? Is your daughter always making duct-tape wallets and decorating her own jeans? If your child demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, you should encourage him to pursue that. Here are...

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Land's End Launches Adaptive School Uniforms for Children With Special Needs

Land's End Launches Adaptive School Uniforms for Children With Special Needs

When you think of school uniforms, you might think of private schools, but a surprising 21 percent of public schools now require students to wear uniforms. Mainstream students may roll their eyes at a dress code, but for students with special needs...

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Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

The United States’ subpar maternity leave policies are well documented, but the City of New York has a new plan to help parents get the time they deserve. Early this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced ...

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